Social Media: how much have our lives changed?
My best definition of social media is people on the left, people on the right, and technology in the middle. It is the democratization of information and content, the convenience and equal opportunity to share and connect with others, and the fulfillment of “the world is a global village” prophecy. […]
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What’s Hot in Nigeria: How Close is Nigeria in Providing Safe Water?
If we got paid for all the times we heard ‘water is life’, we probably would not need it anymore; we’d be drinking, bathing, and doing everything else with gold – that’s how wealthy we’d be. How important is this most vital of natural resources? On the 28th of July […]
Africa’s Revolution: The Inaccuracy of Labels
This post was inspired by a session I listened to called “Revolution postponed: The Arab Spring and Africa” at the just concluded Global Media Forum hosted by Deutsche Welle. Who provides the worldwide acceptable definition of the word ‘Revolution’? Who owns the word? Is it Tunisia, because they pretty much […]
Nightfall in Nigeria, starring Boko Haram
When Oswald Mbuyiseni Mtshali wrote the classic ‘Nightfall in Soweto’, perhaps he had peeked far into the future and seen the exact similarities between his protagonist and Boko Haram in all their deviousness. When he wrote, “a murderous hand, lurking in the shadows, clasping the dagger, strikes down the helpless […]
Four things about Nigerians and the 2014 World Cup
Nigerians love their football – full stop. From fanatically following leagues that are as far from them as the heavens are from the earth, to religiously having faith in the Super Eagles to deliver (many times in vain), Nigerians do love their football. I can neither wrap my head around […]